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Christopher Nam

I am currently a fourth year PhD student and my supervisor is Dr John Aston. I am also currently working with Dr Adam Johansen and Dr Idris Eckley from the University of Lancaster.

My current research is in quantifying the uncertainty in change point problems in non-stationary time series. Current research themes to this problem include:

  • Hidden Markov Models (HMMs)
  • Finite Markov Chain Imbedding (FMCI)
  • Sequential Monte Carlo (SMC)
  • Wavelets


In July 2009, I graduated with the degree BSc MMORSE (Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics & Economics) from the University of Warwick.

My fourth year dissertation was on "Statistical Analysis on Varieties of English" under the supervision of Dr Sach Mukherjee. This was also in collaboration with Dr Marco Schilk and Professor Joybrato Mukherjee from the Department of English, Justus Liebig Universität Giessen.

Awards & Prizes:

  • One of 3 Best Posters at the Ideas Fair 2011, University of Warwick
  • Best Poster at the Royal Statistical Society 2010 Conference
  • Best Poster at the Research Students' Conference 2010
  • The R. A. Fisher Prize from the Department of Statistics, University of Warwick for academic results during the academic year, September 2008 to July 2009.

Teaching and Other Responsibilities:

  • Probability A & B Tutorial Classes (2010)
  • Forecasting & Control Computer Support Classes (2009-2010)
  • S-PLUS classes for MSc Statistics Students (2011)
  • Monte Carlo methods (ST407/CY904) Computer classes (2011)
  • Student Staff Liaison Committe (SSLC) Postgraduate chair (Sept 2011-Sept 2012).
  • One of two administrators for



c.f.h.nam (at)


C1.03, Department of Statistics,
University of Warwick,
Coventry, UK, CV4 7AL